The Nifty MidCap was up by 0.26 percent, rising 45 points, to 17,514.80, while the BSE LargeCap rose below half a percent.
Nifty Media surged the most, rising over more than 2 percent lifted by Zee Entertainment.
Yes Bank shares continued its downtrend, falling more than 4 percent as Moody's downgraded the private lender's rating, changing outlook to negative.
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